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Superwomen: Female Inventors Fighting COVID-19

  This International Women’s Day, we are honouring the successes of female inventors whose innovations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have provided us with much needed hope in a period of unprecedented crisis. The gender patent gap According to a 2020 report by the organisation WISE, the number of...

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China Laying the Groundwork to Join the Hague Agreement – and other Designer-Friendly Changes Coming to the Asia-Pacific Region

  Registered designs provide an invaluable mechanism for companies to protect the appearance of their products in countries around the world. A few notable incoming changes to design law in China, Japan and Australia are set to make it easier for companies to obtain and sustain this type of intellectual...

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Proving Plausibility – Can Post-filed Evidence Support your Patent: Part 2

  As we found in the first part of this two-part series, timing is everything when it comes to filing a patent application. Filing too early may mean your application may lack the essential evidence to support your invention. But can post-filed data resuscitate your chances of a patent? In...

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Sustainable Refreshment: Patenting Green Innovation in the Food and Drink Sector

  Consumer attitudes are changing. The last few years have seen environmental, lifestyle and health considerations become key factors in driving consumer spending towards sustainably produced and packaged food and drink products. In support of this change, there has been a flurry of innovation across the food and drink sector....

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Battery Innovation Sparks Surge In Patent Filings

  The news this week that Jaguar will become an all-electric car brand from 2025 is yet another landmark in the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy. The cost of electric vehicles (EVs) is expected to reach parity with internal combustion engine vehicles by 2023, and UBS has projected...

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